• murals
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    Old Family Photos as Murals by Mohamed L’Ghacham

    One manifestation of urban art I love the most is, without a doubt, murals art because it breaks with the aesthetics of the environment, embellishes the gray cosmopolitan landscape and, in many cases, plays with timelessness. The murals, which turn the spaces offered by the cities into canvases, can be a contrast of immeasurable beauty if they have an air of classic or retro art. The murals painted by Mohamed L’Ghacham are windows to an immediate past in a present that passes at the speed of light. The paintings of this Moroccan, and Catalan of adoption, are full of characters from decades that have passed recently and in which we…

  • Animals
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    A German Circus replaces Captive Animals by Holograms

    The use of animals in circus, a sad spectacle for young and old alike, is well on the way to becoming history. The German circus Roncalli has invested a whopping 500,000 euros to adapt his show to the holographic technique and, thus, never make use of animals. The result is to offer an experience with fauna, but without harming any living being. The use of animals in circus shows has become a controversial issue because of their well being, health and safety. Surely many of us will have seen starving tigers leaping through hoops or unhealthy elephants standing on their legs. However, before most European countries began to legislate in…

  • My Dog Sighs
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    After being rejected, My Dog Sighs leaves art to be found

    My Dog Sighs is a talented urban artist from England who created his first drawing when he was seven years old. Since then, everyone knew him as a child who drew well, and that was enough to set him on the path to becoming an artist. My Dog Sighs left his job in elementary school where he worked as a teacher, decided to become a professional and began painting everything he thought the galleries would like. However, the reality was not that easy: after visiting all the galleries within a radius of 200 miles and receiving a “no” from each of them, he lost hope for some time. Until one…

  • Climate change
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    White light to show the consequences of climate change

    In most cases, we are not aware of certain truths until they are shown in a graphic and direct way. One of those truths is the climate change. It is necessary, therefore, to pull imagination and inventiveness to shed light, in a liethic way in this case, on frightening problems that are going to be future realities. The line that separates the lies that we do not want to recognize, and the truths that begin to show their terrifying consequences, is very fine and shines with LED lights. Within the framework of the Outer Hebrides Islands of the west coast of Scotland, two artists have created luminous facilities that border…

  • Reservoir
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    Reservoir: A Dazzling Rainwater Collecting Installation

    Situated in a clearing within an Italian forest, the installation from John Grade, Reservoir, appears like a chandelier glistening among the pine trees. Reservoir is featured in the Arte Sella Sculpture Park in Borgo Valsugana and is made up of five thousand clear droplets each of which is delicately attached to translucent nets, supported by tree trunks. On designing Reservoir, John Grade studied the Park’s ecosystem, carefully planning the installation in harmony with the surrounding landscape. “I became most interested in the way rain falls through this grove of trees, the canopy delaying the droplet’s journey to the ground as well as how quiet and sheltered the forest was during…

  • Mural
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    Dutch artists paint mural bookcase on an apartment building

    There are still those who think that painting a mural on building walls is an act of vandalism when, it may be, just the opposite, a way to educate and brighten the lives of all the residents of a city. The murals are part of the whole world of street art and the urban interventions that fascinate me; they embellish the gray urban landscape and create impressive optical effects. The art of the Dutch artist Jan Is De Man has a clear objective, that of creating community and interconnecting the people who live in small urban centers. With his creations he tries to capture fantasies with which everyone can identify;…

  • Maarten Baas
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    Maarten Baas and his human clocks

    The Dutch artist Maarten Baas produces works that stand at a crossroads between visual art, performance and design, creating manual clocks that are erased and redrawn from time to time. In pieces such as Grandfather Clock and Schiphol Clock, Baas enters to the structure of temporary devices, functioning as the human mechanism of his works. In other pieces of his series Real Time is helped by another artist to create 12-hour movies, like a trash line swept perpetually that doubles as the hands of a clock. Maarten Baas began his time-based series in 2009, at the Salone Del Mobile in Milan, Italy, and is currently exhibiting a piece in the…

  • Daku
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    Daku fills the streets of India with poems

    It could be a metaphor, but no, the Indian artist Daku used sunlight to fill the streets of India with poems. Panjim, capital of Goa, southwest India, has been the place chosen for this intervention that is becoming visible as the abundant light of the region makes its appearance every day. A hanging fishing net with the inverted letters incorporated makes it possible for the sun to filter through it and project the texts on the ground. “Time works wonders“, “Time moves“, “Time flies over us, but leaves behind its shadow“, “Time fades“, “Time is an illusion” are some of the phrases that pedestrians they are on their way down…

  • Little library
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    An old tree as a library

    Sharalee Armitage Howard, artist and former bookbinder had a great idea when she had no choice but to be forced to cut a 110-year-old poplar from her garden because of its deteriorated condition: a little library inside. It took inspiration from the nonprofit organization, Little Free Library, and Sharalee thought they could create a unique space in the trunk of the tree. She and her family in Idaho (USA), excited, began by sculpting it from the inside, to then put a shelf and finish decorating it with a small roof and a glass-like door that gives a magical, fairy tale and that allows passers-by take a free book home or…

  • Russian Dudnikova Eugeniya
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    Russian artist paints fairytale artworks onto tree trunks

    Although street art can be found in virtually any cityscape these days, Russian artist Eugenia Dudnikova is taking her art back to nature. Dudnikova takes advantage of the serenity of nature as inspiration. The heart of the trees is the blank canvas of this artist to create art. Using acrylic paints, transforms free spaces into real museums. She feels the need to return art to the art that nature gives us. The Russian artist leaves delicate paintings in the small spaces without bark that are found in the trunks of the trees. His tiny surreal images, inspired by children’s literature, as well as being respectful of the nature he loves…